Correctional Officer Benefits & Pay

Training Provided

During the probationary period, Correctional Officers are paid while attending a Training Academy, located in Palmer, Alaska.

  • 42 hour, 5 day work week schedule
  • Pay package with scheduled raises
Starting Hourly Wage
  Anchorage Nome Fairbanks Juneau Ketchikan Seward Bethel
CO I $20.51 $28.10 $21.13 $21.54 $20.51 $22.98 $30.77
CO II $23.25 $31.85 $23.95 $24.41 $23.25 $24.53 $34.88

NOTE: Beginning salary rates may change depending on location of position.

Correctional Officer I will advance to Correctional Officer II after 12-14 months of probationary service and upon successful completion of the Alaska Police Standards Council certification requirements.

There are scheduled raises based on performance.

+ Health Benefits

Employees may choose between three levels of health and dental insurance - premium, standard or economy. Also the employee has the option to elect one of three levels of vision coverage - premium, standard or no coverage. For more information please visit the the Health and Optional Benefits section of the State of Alaska Retirement and Benefits website.

+ Paid Leave and Holidays

Correctional Officers accrue personal leave, which may be used for sick or vacation time. If certain criteria are met, leave may be cashed-in. There are 11 paid holidays each year.

Personal Leave Accrual
Years of Service Hours per Pay Period
0 - 2 7.39
2 - 5 9.23
5 - 10 11.08
10+ 12.93
+ Deferred Compensation Plan

The Defined Contribution Retirement Plan allows employees to voluntarily set aside a portion of their income before it is taxed. The maximum that you may defer: Under 50 years is $13, 000 annually or 50% of your taxable earnings; 50 years and older is $16,000 or 50% of your taxable earnings.

+ Paid Life Insurance

Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment premium is paid by the State. It covers the employee, spouse and eligible children. Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment pays $2,000 for employee's death and lesser amounts for dependent's death, with an additional $5,000 if the employee's death is accidental. In addition, you may choose to enroll in Optional Life for a very low cost. The amount of Optional life available to you is equal to your annual income rounded to the next highest $1000. The maximum available is $60,000. The plan pays double the face value if your death is accidental.

DISCLAIMER: The aforementioned information attempts to be as accurate as possible; however, to receive the most current information regarding benefits and pay, refer to the following websites:

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or contact the Division of Personnel. We are an equal opportunity employer and support workplace diversity.

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